The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were flat during midday trading at 3,120.43 and 8,539.39, respectively.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up 0.1% to 28,021.78.
The yield on the 10-year bond was down 1.3% to 1.81%.
Crude oil dropped 1.8% to $56.69.
Gold was up 0.3% to $1,473.
Irvine-based medical device maker Axonics Modulation Technologies (Nasdaq: AXNX) dipped 6.3% to $25.07 and a $699 million market cap. Shares are down about 15% since Thursday, when they surged following news that the company won FDA approval for its Axonics r-SNM System.
Costa Mesa-based Veritone Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI) jumped 14% to $3.23 and an $80 million market cap. Zacks Investment Research recently upgraded shares from a hold rating to a buy rating, with a $3 target price on the stock. Shares for Veritone, which provides businesses with artificial intelligence technologies, are currently trading at more than twice their average volume.